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Supplier Quality Engineer

Shorterm Group
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Full Time
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Supplier Quality Serial Life Engineer based Derby (with travel across UK) £neg 6 months plus
Working with one of the regions largest employers
Apply and deploy Serial Supplier Quality Assurance policy in collaboration with Procurement.
Responsible for Non-Conformity Report management and Supplier performance for a precise scope of suppliers/projects, after the product validation, the First Article Inspection (FAI) + 3 deliveries.
Perform inspections for low-critical parts
Manage Quality performance of assigned Suppliers
Manage Incoming Inspection activities when appointed SQ inspection leader for the given site

Site location/Quality/Supplier Quality
Reports directly to
Supplier Quality Manager Site
Internal links to
Supplier Quality
Industrial organization, Industrial Quality
Supply chain External

Depending on the size of the site and the teams to be managed, roles and responsibilities described below can be assigned to one person or split over several SQ Serial engineers. There must be one single person in charge of leading incoming inspection (one single interface towards Industrial), which can have also the SQ Serial Performance management role.
SQ Serial Performance management
Non- Conformities Management:
Responsible for Non-Conformity day-to day management, insuring reactivity to inform supplier of Non-Conformity Report (NCR), to replace defective parts and to implement securization.
Animate Non-Conformities Report treatment by setting-up relevant actions plan to reach Non-Conformity Report (NCR) target.
Invoice the Cost Of Non-Quality (CONQ S1) to the suppliers.
Ensure management of Supplier's waiver requests for assigned scope and Suppliers
Containment actions:
Organize the retrofit to be performed by the supplier.
Decide quality wall if necessary.
Solving issues & Continuous Improvement:
Secure in a timely manner strong and complete supplier containment actions plan to secure the Manufacturing line
Challenge our suppliers to enforce relevant corrective and preventive action plan, challenge reactivity.
Check the effectiveness of the corrective and preventive action plan of the Supplier, ask for evidences, challenge them and perform supplier's visit. Ensure control plan sustainability (regular follow-up on main suppliers).
Set up and manage Supplier improvement roadmap for non-performing Suppliers according to Supplier Quality escalation process (Green / Yellow / Red status)
Organize reviews with suppliers and visit suppliers' premises as necessary.
Inspection of low-critical parts:
Ensure performance of inspection for low critical parts (parts non-included Supplier Part List)
Check the effectiveness of the corrective and preventive action plan of the supplier (ask for evidences, challenge them, and perform supplier's visit do supplier' visit). Ensure control plan sustainability (regular follow-up on main suppliers).
For 'trusted' suppliers: to take part of the Return Of experience (REX) analysis.

Top Issues Dashboard:
Prepare and monitor supplier Quality review at unit level to tackle the Top issues.

Incoming inspection leader
The Incoming inspector Leader ensures the compliance of purchased products and parts delivered to the business facilities. He / She manages the team of Incoming Inspectors to ensure consistent, accurate and on-time completion of incoming inspection activities.
Accountabilities & Authorities:
Manage day-to-day Incoming Inspection Activities:
Collaborate with SPQD, SQ Serial Engineers and Incoming Inspectors to ensure Control Plans are defined and registered in the ERP system
Ensure appropriate control keys (and rules associated) are implemented in the ERP system, with clear and documented sampling rules, dynamically defined and updated.
Ensure inspection instructions/ checklists are defined and available for Incoming Inspectors
Establish and manage the process for maintaining and storing records at Incoming Inspection
Ensure Incoming Inspectors comply with procedures for inspection, tool calibration, storage of records, NCR characterization and ERP transactions.
Initiate outside special process inspections or outside lab testing when required
Ensure control plans are modified when NCRs are detected at incoming and on the production line
Inform SQ Serial and Supply Chain on defects detected at Incoming (Non-conformities opened) and impact on part availability
Schedule daily meetings to share daily priorities and manage daily workload of Incoming Inspectors
Maintain and publish KPIs and identify opportunities for performance improvement
Incoming Inspection team competencies management through skills matrix and scheduling trainings when required

Performance measurements:
Complete inspections within allocated target lead time and ensure priority inspections are completed on time
Accuracy and correct defect characterization in Non-conformities and related ERP tasks (blocking stock, tasking, etc.)
Ensure set up and implementation of continuous performance improvement actions with a regular analysis of downward trend in quantity of NCRs detected after incoming inspection during the production cycle (non-functional issues only)
Manage Incoming Inspection activities when appointed SQ Referent for the given site

LOCATION & MOBILITY: Site and travel to suppliers' site for SQ Serial Engineer / Professional

Educational / Background Requirements
Ideally Bachelor's degree in Quality or Engineering or equivalent
Familiar with supplier qualifications standards (ISO, ASME, IRIS, Local Standards, etc.)
1 to 3 years' experience in Quality, Production
Experience managing supplier relationships is a plus
Experience using SAP or similar computer applications
Competencies & Skills
See related Quality & Continuous Competencies Matrix
8D Methodology
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